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Jul 3, 2011 11:00am EDT
to this week in defense news i'm vago muradian. frances deso and the euro fighter are finalists in the fighter competition. the two ceos of the two companies will tell us why they will win the multi million contract. >>> but first, frustrated that the administration has not come up with their budget plan, a congress obsessed with debt reduction is making defense cuts of their own. in 2012 the senate wants to cut 6 billion, the house wants to cut 8.9 million. here to join us is kate branan and marcus wiseburger. guys thanks for joins us. >> thank you. >> kate let's start with you. why is the congress says and what is it doing in the future. >> first the congress has passed a budget for 2012. that meets the president's requirements. that heads chairman buck mckeon. he's have been -- he's very opposed to cuts in defense. and then on the senate side, the authorization bill was passed a couple of weeks ago. that cut $6 billion and when that was introduced by senator carl resin he expressed frustration that the house had not given further guidance on what to cut. so they said we'll cut an extra 2
Jul 31, 2011 11:00am EDT
'm vago muradian. for more than 235 years the united states marine corp has been americas elite naval force but for the past decade the marines have played a critical role in iraq. they added 30,000 marines to leten the -- lighten the load on the force. the ability to conduct large- scale amphibious operations in the face of stiff enemy opposition. the expeditionary finding vehicle was canceled plus the so-called forced entry mission survived. now as budget cuts loom, 15,000 marines will be reduced and there is cancellations, including the joint strike fighter. here to talk about this is general jamison amyous and the first aviator to hold this post. how much longer can you sustain the operations you have in afghanistan? >> we spent a long time thinking about that. i think we can sustain it for -- i hesitate to say indefinitely, but for quite a while. our forces are -- some of them are one to two. our in fantry is less than that right now. but the morale is commensurate with the good feeling that marines have about what they are doing and they feel that what they are doing is importan
Jul 17, 2011 11:00am EDT
to "this week in defense news." i'm vago muradian. after nearly two years of work, the pentagon has issued the long a waited report on cyber security. the department of defense strategy for operating in cyberspace. analysts are hailing the document as a break through for among other things making it clear for the first time that united states could respond militarily to a major cyber attack. last week admiral mike mullen said cyber attacks are the threat that keeps him awake at night. today deputy defense secretary bill lynn joins us to discuss it. the strategy was completed late last year but it has taken seven months to unclassify the version that can be replaced publicly. secretary lynn will step down after more than two years on the job. he started his career on capitol hill and spent the entire clinton administration at the pentagon. he worked for industry including raytheon before returning to the pentagon in 2008 as the deputy defense secretary that plays a key role in running one of the most complex organizations. thanks for coming. >> thanks for having me. >> what are the key ten
Jul 24, 2011 11:00am EDT
>>> welcome to "this week in defense news." i'm vago muradian. what do defense budget trends over the past decade tell us about where future defense spending cuts should be made? we'll talk to one of the nation's top budget analysts later in the show. but, first the national reconnisance office is among the most secretive agents in the u.s. government, charged with developing, launching and running america's vast networks of optical radar and electronic spy satellites. this year n.r.o. celebrates its 50th anniversary. it was once so secret that for the first 30 years it didn't even officially exist. during its history n.r.o. has pioneered new generations of new reconnisance satellites and technologies that gave the united states a unique strategic ability to see and hear what its potential enemies were doing. but the agency also has been criticized for being over budget and behind schedule for high-profile programs. here to talk about what's been learned from past failures, a decade of war and what's next for the agency is n.r.o. director bruce carlson, a retired four-star general who used
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